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tinkerBOY DPI Adapter v1.0: Visual Guide for Raspberry Pi 3

Start by removing the USB ports and ethernet port, cut the header pins, and trim the side of the P1 3 board where you removed the ports.

The idea is to mount the Pi 3 inside the Game Boy DMG case so that the sdcard is accessible via the “CONTRAST” area of the case. Use any rotary tool to trim the upper corners to make space for the 3d printed bracket’s top screw posts so you can easily mount it later inside the case.

Before joining the adapter and Pi 3 together make sure you put any protection like kapton tape in between to avoid shorts. Solder the pin holes from the adapter where the bottom GPIO pins of the Pi 3 are located. Unlike the Pi Zero which can be powered directly from the GPIO pins, the Pi 3 is protected by a fuse so it’s recommended to power it via the PP2 pin. Solder a wire from the DPI Adapter’s “5VIN-Pi3” pin to the Pi 3’s PP2 pin.

This how it looks inside the Game Boy DMG case:

The 5VIN and GND pin holes below the tinkerBOY DPI Adapter are your 5v and GND inputs.

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Here are the female connector cables i need:

  • 28awg  wires.
  • 4mm diameter cables.
  • 8cm length cable.
  • all cables and connectors are black.
  • quote me for 100pcs, 200pcs, 300pcs, or 500pcs.
  • quote me for shielded or unshielded cables.
  • 5v/VCC should be red wire
  • GND should be black
  • DATA should be green
  • CLOCK should be yellow
  • 5th wire should be white or blue